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Women with children are the fastest-growing segmented of the workforce in the world today given the fact that most of them do not want to stall their careers to attend to family commitments such as giving birth to children. However, these breastfeeding mothers should learn to balance work and family to ensure that they attend to their young ones as well as perform their duties at work as expected. Statistics show that over 75 percent of all mothers begin breastfeeding and after returning to work after their babies are born, time and space to extract and express their milk during work time helps them to give their best to the job and their babies. This assignment will attempt to show the benefits that are likely to come with allowing breastfeeding
supply-line equipment to last two weeks. I was confused as to how a supply-line provided
If one chooses to have a child, shouldn’t he or she be obligated to do what is best for that child? There are many important choices to make for that child, and some may be more difficult than others. Hospital or home birth? Pampers or Huggies? Crib or family bed? But when it comes to feeding, the choice is clear. Breast-feeding is the best choice that mothers can make for themselves and their child.
The immediate and long-term benefits of breastfeeding have been demonstrated. Mothers are encouraged to begin breastfeeding immediately after delivery, however mothers choosing to breastfeed find numerous challenges once returning to work. There are not appropriate accommodations to support nursing mothers in the workplace. Although there are laws in place to support accommodations in the workplace these laws are not enforced and therefore it is virtually impossible for mothers to continue to breastfeed as a result of the significant barriers they face to effectively find suitable accommodations in the workplace. There needs to be a standard for enforcing these policies if the goal is to move toward encouraging all mothers to breastfeed throughout the first six months of life.
Women in the work force have several things to contend with, like jobs not having a place for mom to pump, having adequate time for mom to spend pumping, and the stresses of being in the work force can cause lack of production alone. It took me until my third child to be able to exclusively breastfeed and having been a part of the work force for the first two I can attest the difficulties that come along with it. With my oldest was breastfed and I pumped at work. I had a place to pump, but the only times I was allowed to pump on my assigned breaks, which left little time for lunch or anything else. The increasing stress of the job reduced my milk, to which my doctor suggested supplements to help. After only four short months I completely lost the ability to breastfeed. In Brody’s article she mentions the emotional distress that mothers encounter when they are unsuccessful in breastfeeding their infants. I think this partly is due to the push by the campaigners to breastfeed only, or at least the first six months. Women after having babies are in recovery. As my OBGYN explained to me, women are reclaiming their bodies, their hormones are all out of whack and trying to return to some form of “normal”. This can be part of the increasing numbers of women with post-partum
Sleep quality — defined as the ease in falling asleep and length of uninterrupted sleep — was also higher for whites than for blacks.” Sleep quality is advanced for the white race than it is for the African American race, helping to demonstrate that sleep habits depend on race. This article in the New York Times, was able to help attest that there is a direct relationship between race and sleep habits through the amount of hours each race is able to sleep comfortably. Some claims have circulated that sleep habits are strictly based on surroundings and stress levels, which is proven wrong through the Document published by The Huffington Post, “Sleep Influence By Race, Ethnicity, and Country of Origin.’ This document states,” National Health Interview Surveys between 2004 and 2010 and found that those born in the United States were more likely to report sleeping longer than the recommended seven to nine hours each
The immediate and long-term benefits of breastfeeding have been demonstrated. Mothers are encouraged to begin breastfeeding immediately after delivery, however mothers choosing to breastfeed find numerous challenges once returning to work. There are not appropriate accommodations to support nursing mothers in the workplace. Although there are law in place to support accommodations in the workplace these laws are not enforced and therefore it is virtually impossible for mothers to continue to breastfeed as a result of the significant barriers they face to effectively find suitable accommodations in their workplace. There needs to be a standard for enforcing these policies if the goal is to move toward encouraging all mothers to breastfeed throughout the first 6 months of life.
The article spoke about how obesity and sleep are related by the fact that they influence each other for the worse in situations like sleep apnea and acid reflux. Sleep apnea (the cease of breathing while asleep) is related with people who are overweight, since weight gain leads to worse breathing function when a person’s neck area increases from weight gain. The problems of weight gain and sleep apnea make it difficult to help yourself since they affect and help each other to harm you when you’re not getting enough sleep. Since if you don’t get enough sleep you are more likely to be tired and less focussed, so you won’t be likely to get enough exercise or eat healthy, which will only worsen obesity. If the obesity is worsened then sleep apnea is more likely to affect a person, further disrupting someone’s sleep. Also, lack of sleep can lead to obesity as shown by a study done on healthy people who were deprived of sleep, most of them had some signs of obesity by the end of the study. Furthermore, it has been shown that lack of sleep increases appetite, due to a rise in chemicals in the body which control appetite if you don’t get enough sleep. These points show that there is a clear relation between sleep and obesity. This article applies to me as a student because, as a student I’m still growing, so my sleeping patterns can easily have an adverse effect on me, such as obesity and illness. As an adult, sleep is still important as it also affects health, but being knowledgeable about sleep can be useful if you have children. Furthermore in my middle age and elderly years, sleep might not be as important to my growth, but still sleep will have an affect on my stress levels and such, so by understanding how sleep is important, I can better take care of myself in the future when I’m weaker and older. So altogether this article gives me
Mothers who are thinking of breastfeeding may feel that they are being judged when they feed their baby in public because some people think that it is not appropriate for mothers to breastfeed in public. According to Yimyam and Hanpa (2013), “In order to promote breastfeeding practices among employed mothers, workplace interventions must be designed using multiple levels of influence including employee, employer and workplace.” In order for a new mom to feel comfortable breastfeeding, she needs to feel comfortable everywhere she goes especially her workplace. The employers should allow the breastfeeding employee to take breaks when needing to pump and should provide a fridge so they can store the milk somewhere safe. The workplace should also have somewhere clean and private for the woman to go to pump her milk. Also if the employer makes it known to the whole company that they support having breastfeeding zones then all of the other employees will be more accepting to it. This will allow the breastfeeding employee to feel more comfortable and will most likely allow her to breastfeed longer. Changing how the workplace views breastfeeding will help postpartum mothers to breastfeed longer and promote others to choose
There has been a trend developing that moves women away from breastfeeding their children despite the benefits of immunity and nutrients for optimal growth for infants. According to the article, “Breastfeeding and Culture,” the three main forces that work together for this movement is the change in economies that now focus more on money and having the wife be a husband's social partner, a belief that science will provide better for a child then a mother's own body, and commercialism that makes women feel as if breastfeeding is primitive, shameful, or unhealthy. These factors play a huge role in many different cultures for women when deciding if they should breastfeed their child or not. Particularly from Western influence and the effect of media, educated upper class women of many
Lactation consultants are a vital part of the healthcare system. Together with the rest of the healthcare team they make sure that mother and baby's care as a breastfeeding pair is complete. The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant represents the "gold standard" in lactation consultant credentialing. Lactation consultants who carry the credentials IBCLC behind their names are specially trained and qualified to assist with every aspect of breastfeeding. I chose the topic of lactation consulting because I feel strongly about being a breastfeeding advocate. I believe that those in the healthcare field, especially the people involved in womanâ€™s health and pediatrics should be knowledgeable
“Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers” Statement taken from the world health organization publication on the nutrition of exclusive breastfeeding.
Sleep is an essential part of any person’s health, however few people seem to realize that not receiving enough sleep can double the risk of becoming obese.“The ‘epidemic’ of obesity is paralleled by a ‘silent epidemic’ of reduced sleep duration with short sleep duration linked to the increased risk of obesity both in adults and in children”(Professor Cappuio). Someone who has developed a sleeping disorder such as, sleep apnea, may not have the motivation to diet or exercise, due to daytime sleepiness. Scientists at the University of Chicago conucted a study in 1999, which restricted eleven healthy young adults to four hours of sleep for six nights. The scientist discovered that restricting individuals to this amount of sleep impaired metabolism functions and disrupted hormone levels. It was also found that the subject’s abilities to process glucose in the blood had declined, in some cases to the level of diabities. ” Not only does obesity contribute to sleep problems such as sleep apnea, but sleep problems can also contribute to obesity.”(National Sleep Foundation)